Monday, February 2, 2009

Lime and Ginger-Grilled Salmon. Dinner's Served!

My wife and I love to try out new recipes in the kitchen. There's nothing like trying new flavor combinations to make your coworkers jealous and your satisfy your healthy palate. Because face it, the stereotype of healthy eating is that all food has to taste like a cardboard box that a littler of kittens has lived in for a few weeks. Well, it doesn't have to be that way, you just have to get a little creative. Or when creativity fails, look for your closest recipe book, as long as you're following some healthy habits.

Lime and Ginger-Grilled Salmon Recipe
As I mentioned on the last post, this recipe was adapted from America's Best Recipes. If you like the flavor of lime, feel free to kick up the amount of lime rind and lime juice.

  • 2 Tbl grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbl grated lime rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (8-ounce) salmon fillets (1-inch thick), skinned
  • 2 Tbl butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Garnish: fresh lime slices
Combine first 5 ingredients. Press ginger-lime mixture onto both sides of salmon fillets. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 45 minutes. Gently scrape ginger-lime mixture from fillets with back of a knife. Combine butter butter and lime juice. Baste salmon fillets with butter mixture.

Place salmon fillets in a greased grilling basket*. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot coals (350  to 400 degrees) about 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Transfer fillets to individual serving plates. Garnish, if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

*You can also cook these directly on the grill like I did, just make sure you spray down the grill well enough with Pam, or better yet, use a Misto sprayer to cook with your favorite oil. Also, remember to cook your fish hot and fast, don't let it sit on the grill for too long or you'll be chewing on some nasty, stinky, rubbery fish .

There you go, a simple recipe that'll leave you wanting more. Enjoy!

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